Last week, we received a high-profile visit from the Government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira as a part of the cooperation initiative. Summing up in one phrase: the delegation was really impressed by our advanced synchronization software and the client portfolio around the world, featuring the Government of Canada, a nation-wide department in New Zealand, Compass Group (UK), Spirit AeroSystems (USA), RPS Corporation (USA), Liebherr (Germany), ZF Friedrichshafen AG (Germany), Stora Enso Oyj (Finland), the National Rugby League (Australia) and others.
“You are the ambassadors of Madeira”, – they said meaning that by demonstrating our success stories, and the work-life balance here we attract investment ant talent to the island, marking it on the global IT map.
The delegation was represented by Vice-President of the Regional Government Dr. Pedro Calado, Chief of Staff Luís Nuno Olim, Deputy Regional Director of Economy Dr. Patrícia Dantas, Deputy Regional Director of Finance Rogério Gouveia, Press Advisor Marsílio Aguiar, and CEO at Startup Madeira Carlos Soares Lopes.
Apart from presenting the company in general, the CEO Connecting Software Thomas Berndorfer highlighted the main principle of our corporate culture – building a trusted relationship with our partners and customers and not settling down before they are happy.
This is achieved by having a great team of professionals in different offices of the company across the globe. On the island, Connecting Software relies on brightest graduates of the University of Madeira, also experts who have come from the continent and abroad – attracted by the opportunity of solving complex integration and synchronization challenges for businesses and living in one of the most beautiful spots in the world.
All of this, according to Thomas Berndorfer, brings even more value for the island as statistically IT jobs create at least 1.5 jobs in other sectors – thus expanding the labor market in Madeira even more, and diversifies the sources of income allowing to strengthen the local economy and not to rely exclusively on tourism.
Vice President of the Autonomy Pedro Calado said they are happy with having such a strong company on the island innovating in the area of advanced technologies: “We see that more and more people opt for Madeira and deliver services from here to any location in the world. This creates a great image for the island”.
The governmental portal and local media have already published the reports on the meeting.
Photos: D’Arte – by Diogo Santos
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